VIEW CLE Accreditation by State - Part 1

VIEW CLE Accreditation by State - Part 2

Member PricingNon-Member Pricing
Mental Health and the Practice of Law (Part 1) – A Challenge to Our Profession $100$200
Mental Health and the Practice of Law (Part 2) – Legal and Ethical Considerations $100$200
Parts I & II$150$300

Mental Health and the Practice of Law (Part 1) – A Challenge to Our Profession

This webinar is an in-depth discussion of the mental health challenges facing the legal profession. Lawyers experience mental illness issues and suicide far beyond those experienced by the general population. These issues take a toll not only on attorneys but on their clients as well, as made evident by the frequency with which mental health issues are discussed in disciplinary opinions. Learn how to recognize these issues in yourself and others, and how to respond to them when they arise through the presentation of facts and law, and the discussion of hypothetical situations.

What You Will Learn

  • A framework for identifying and describing mental health issues.
  • The prevalence of these issues in the legal profession.
  • The impact of attorney mental health on clients.
  • Responses to mental health issues.
  • Examination of hypotheticals.

Speaker: Eric Lang


Mental Health and the Practice of Law (Part 2) – Legal and Ethical Considerations

This webinar discusses the legal and ethical principles relating to mental health issues in the legal profession. Even before they start their careers, lawyers are faced with mental health disclosure obligations on their bar applications. These obligations follow the attorneys, though perhaps only by implication, for their entire careers. Lawyers’ duties in this regard do not, however, end with self-inquiry, as issues arise concerning the mental health of both colleagues and opponents. Learn here what legal and ethical obligations exist, and how to fulfill them.

What You Will Learn

  • Duties of competency applying to the attorney confronting mental health issue.
  • Obligations regarding colleagues.
  • Mental health of opposing counsel.
  • Examination of hypotheticals.

Speaker: Eric Lang